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What is the lifetime risk of esophageal cancer for men and women?

The lifetime risk of developing esophageal cancer is 1 in 125 for men and 1 in 454 for women. Esophageal cancer is four times more common in men than in women, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). 

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